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Taunton is an agricultural and commercial centre at the heart of the fertile Vale of Taunton (Taunton Deane), a cider apple area. It is also home to the Somerset County Cricket Ground (Priory Street), complete with its Cricket Museum.

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Tourist attractions Taunton : Things to see and do

  • In true Somerset tradition, this splendid medieval church has a slender tower built of the red and golden Ham Hill stone. The bosses and angels carved in the roofwork are typical examples of local craftmanship.

  • This 14-15C church (except the north arcade and aisle) features a 37-m tower of Quantock red sandstone with Ham stone decoration.

  • Castle

    Taunton Castle

    Dating from the 11-12C, it is well known for being the property of the bishops of Winchester. During the Civil War, Taunton and its castle were under siege on three occasions. Part of it now houses the Somerset County Museum.

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Hotels Taunton

  • Castle Hotel Four stars Four stars Four stars Four stars

    Castle Green GB - Taunton TA1 1NF

    Prix Prices from : 65 £

    Set in a magnificent castle, the Castle Hotel offers free Wi-Fi and features a stylish brasserie, luxurious bedrooms, and leafy gardens. The hotel is situated in Taunton, just a 10-minute drive from Hestercombe Gardens. The elegant bedrooms are indi..

  • Holiday Inn Taunton Three stars Three stars Three stars

    Deane Gate Avenue GB - Taunton TA1 2UA

    Prix Prices from : 60 £

    Conveniently situated off junction 25 of the M5, the Holiday Inn Taunton, is between the cities of Exeter and Bristol and less than an hour away from both. Rooms at the Holiday Inn are furnished in a modern style and use neutral décor. They are all ..

  • Taunton House Hotel

    14 Billetfield GB - Taunton TA1 3NN

    Nestled in the town centre of the historic town of Taunton, Taunton House Hotel is a family owned, independent hotel. Built in the 1850s, this delightful Victorian house boasts many Gothic features including arched doorways, an oak staircase, and sta..

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Restaurants Taunton

  • Mint and Mustard Comfortable restaurant 

    10 Station Rd GB - TA1 1NH Taunton

    Smart glass doors lead to a teak-furnished lounge and a contemporary, split-level restaurant in shades of green and mustard. Thalis and curries at lunch; highly original, modern dishes at dinner. The Keralan specialities are a highlight.

  • Augustus Quite comfortable restaurant 

    3 The Courtyard, St James St. GB - TA1 1JR Taunton

    Simple little bistro set in a small courtyard and run by an experienced chef. Good-sized menu of hearty, unfussy dishes which mix French, British and some Asian influences - supplemented by blackboard specials. Bright and breezy service.

  • Willow Tree Comfortable restaurant 

    3 Tower Ln GB - TA1 4AR Taunton

    Intimate restaurant in a 17C townhouse, featuring exposed beams and a large inglenook fireplace. Daily menus evolve with the seasons and blend a robust classical base with artful, innovative ideas. Service is friendly and efficient.

  • Somerset Dining Room Restaurant within a Michelin recommended hotel (or restaurant) 

    Lower Henlade GB - TA3 5NB Henlade

  • Brazz Restaurant within a Michelin recommended hotel (or restaurant) 

    Castle Green GB - TA1 1NF Taunton

  • Castle Bow Bar & Grill Comfortable restaurant 

    Castle Grn GB - TA1 1NF Taunton

    Elegant, art deco style restaurant in the old snooker room of a Norman castle. Regularly changing menus showcase top quality regional produce. Well-balanced dishes are classically based yet refined, and feature some playful modern touches.

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